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The river between Lake of Zurich and River Aare


Limmat | River ofSwitzerland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Degree of difficulty: Very demanding
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, for sporty people
Profile of waterway: Hardly ever used
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Lake of Zurich / Zürichsee | Switzerland
River Aare | Switzerland


Zürich by Night.

In the middle ages, the river was heavily used. Already in 1456 the people of Zurich attended a fair featuring shooting match in Strasbourg. In order to demonstrate how fast they were, they took for a present warm bread and millet gruel with them which they kept warm in straw and rags. After 20 hours it arrived still warm in Strasbourg. Every 10 years this visit is repeated, because of the numerous obstacles on the way it takes however 3 days now. 


Places along the river
Turgi / Untersiggental / Obersiggenthal / Baden / Wettingen / Killwangen / Dietikon / Zürich



Power stations and weirs:
Km 2.5     Kraftwerk EWZ: Transport mit Rollwagen mit Motorseilwinde
Km 5.6     Stauwehr EWZ   Passierbar nach Voranmeldung  
Km 13.5   Kraftwerk Dietikon Transport mit Bootswagen
Km 23.6   Kraftwerk Wettingen Transport mit Bootswagen
Km 24.5   Wehr Damsau Transport über Rollen
Km 26.6   Limmatkraftwerke Aue-Baden Transport mit Bootswagen
Km 29.0   Kraftwerk Kappelerhof Baden Wehr passierbar nach Anmeldung
Km 31.7   Kraftwerk Schiffmühle Baden Durchfahrt über Wehr, nach Anmeldung
Km 36.4   Wehr Stroppel, Ennetturgi  Transport über Rollen

Important tel. numbers:
Stauwehr EWZ: 044 361 57 00  /  EKZ Dietikon: 044 744 2 1 11  /  Limmatkraftwerke Baden: 056 200 22 05  /  Wehr Stroppel: 056 288 00 60 


Stadt und Land.